What is a 6-petalled diet?

The 6-petal diet has a beautiful name that unknown people associate with flowers. In fact, each chamomile petal represents a day from a certain mono-diet, that is, it means the use of only one specific type of product.

Thanks to this food system you can lose weight quickly and easily. It turns out to get rid of 500 g per day, and the results for two cycles will be stunning - about 7 pounds.

The essence of nutrition

The six-petal diet was created by Anna Johansson. He is a well-known Swedish nutritionist. The weight loss food system has been approved by the Dietetic Association. Studies have shown that people lost 500 grams a day, and sometimes up to 800 grams. At the same time, their general health remained good.

Finally, additional medical examinations of the volunteers were performed. The results showed that the health of the program participants improved. In other words, a 6-petalled diet not only helps in weight loss, but also strengthens your body.

The duration of such a course is 6 days (hence the name of the child). The main principle is a separate diet, thanks to which weight loss is achieved. For 6 days you must adhere to different mono-diets - one a day. The sequence must not be interrupted, because it is a matter of changing the days of carbohydrates and proteins.

Within one day, you will need to eat foods that fall into the same food category. The order is as follows:

  1. Fish day.
  2. Vegetable day.
  3. Chicken Day.
  4. Cereal Day.
  5. Cheese day.
  6. Fruit day.

In order not to consume more calories than necessary, you should measure food portions every day:

  • fish - no more than 500 grams;
  • vegetables - up to 1, 5 kg;
  • meat - up to 500 grams;
  • cereals - up to 200 g;
  • cottage cheese - up to 500 grams;
  • fruits and berries - up to 1, 5 kg.

Anna Johansson advised making a flower with 6 petals on which to write a mono diet to maintain motivation. Hence the name associated with the plant, although in fact flowers and herbs are not used. You can hang such homemade chamomile in a prominent place and look at it every time there is a high probability of failure. Tearing off the petals on a daily basis greatly facilitates a hunger strike.


But it is not always allowed to embark on such a simple and at the same time unusual diet. There are contraindications for it, because thanks to such a food system, the weight decreases sharply. As a result, the body experiences severe stress, and if there are diseased organs, then their functions will be disrupted.

Contraindications include:

  • diabetes mellitus;
  • diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (especially gastritis and peptic ulcer);
  • renal pathology;
  • diseases of the endocrine system;
  • cardiovascular disease.

Such a diet is also categorically contraindicated for pregnant and lactating women. This also applies to people who are on a special medical diet or are recovering from surgery. With concomitant drug treatment, diet is not applied.

The technique is not suitable for people whose work involves severe physical, emotional and mental stress. Due to such a diet, the concentration of attention decreases, which affects the ability to work.

Permitted and prohibited products

To properly compile a menu, you need to know the permitted products during a mono-diet.

You should also keep in mind forbidden foods. Contains:

  • any candy;
  • butter and vegetable oil;
  • bakery, confectionery, bakery products;
  • canned foods, pickles, marinades;
  • smoked meat;
  • fast food, semi-finished products;
  • alcoholic and carbonated drinks, energy drinks.

Dietary fish allowed during the fish day. This category includes mirok, sutovica, tuna, ivera, pike, hake, trout. Fish with a high concentration of fat and protein is allowed. This applies to perch, carp, horse mackerel, pink salmon. It is also suitable for fat, so you can use mackerel, lamp, eel, plaice, herring, salmon. In addition, seafood is allowed: shrimp, octopus, squid. Seaweed is also allowed on this day. This food can be cooked, grilled or steamed.

Various vegetables are allowed on the day of the vegetables. But in addition, spices, lemon juice, herbs, garlic are allowed. Vegetables can be eaten raw, stewed, baked, drink freshly squeezed juices.

The chicken one-day mono-diet is so called only conditionally. In fact, you can eat veal fillet, turkey, beef. The bark should be removed. You can cook them any way, just don’t fry them.

Buckwheat, oatmeal, pearl barley, rice, millet, bran are allowed during the day cereals. Cereal chips are also allowed. You can supplement them with nuts. In addition to cottage cheese, yogurt, milk, cheese and 1 hen’s egg are also allowed. But all products must be natural.

On the last (fruit) day it is allowed:

  • apples;
  • oranges;
  • pears;
  • pineapple;
  • plums;
  • kiwi;
  • watermelon;
  • grenades;
  • cherry;
  • cherry;
  • currants;
  • rod;
  • blueberries;
  • raspberries;
  • strawberries;
  • cranberry;
  • lemon;
  • lime;
  • grapefruit;
  • pomelo.

Dried apricots and prunes are allowed from dried fruit. They can be eaten raw, baked in the oven or drunk fresh. In this diet, salt is considered legal, but you need to reduce its amount if you want to achieve good results.

It is necessary to maintain a drinking regime. You should drink 1. 5 liters of clean water daily. Green and black tea, coffee (but without milk) are allowed. Sugar cannot be added to drinks. During the day cereal yeast is allowed, but beer is strictly forbidden. During the diet with curd, it is allowed to drink milk, but not more than 100 ml. Kefir is also suitable if there are no contraindications. On the day of fruits and vegetables should drink not only freshly squeezed juices, but also fresh juices, cocktails, smoothies.

Daily menu

For the "6 petals" diet, a sample menu was developed for each day with an indication of meal time. Breakfast is at 8: 00, lunch at 11: 00, lunch at 14: 00, afternoon tea at 17: 00 and dinner at 20: 00.

This diet is balanced, so nutritionists advise not to change anything in it. Below is a detailed menu for the week.

Fish Day


  • breakfast: boiled fish with spices;
  • second breakfast: fish baked in the oven with herbs;
  • lunch: fish soup without vegetables (thicken the soup);
  • snack: steamed fish with spices;
  • dinner: boiled fish.

It is allowed to drink fish soup during the day

Vegetable Day


  • breakfast: fresh vegetable salad;
  • second breakfast: mashed potatoes without oil;
  • lunch: vegetable soup;
  • snack: steamed vegetables;
  • dinner: stewed vegetables with spices.

Fresh vegetable juices are allowed during the day.

Chicken Day


  • breakfast: cooked chicken fillet;
  • second breakfast: chicken breast baked in the oven with spices;
  • lunch: chicken soup with herbs;
  • snack: grilled meat;
  • Dinner: boiled chicken breast.

Low fat soup is allowed during the day.

Cereal Day


  • breakfast: cooked wheat germ;
  • second breakfast: buckwheat porridge;
  • lunch: boiled rice;
  • snack: oatmeal;
  • dinner: buckwheat porridge and herbs.

Homemade yeast is allowed during the day.

Cheese Day


  • Breakfast: cottage cheese and 2 tbsp. l. yogurt;
  • second breakfast: cottage cheese and 100 ml of milk;
  • lunch: curd mass;
  • snack: cottage cheese with milk;
  • dinner: cottage cheese.

It is allowed to drink kefir and milk during the day.

Fruit Day


  • breakfast: 200 g cherries or strawberries;
  • second breakfast: 1 pear;
  • lunch: 3 plums and 1 orange;
  • snack: 2 kiwis and 200 g pineapple;
  • Dinner: 3 green apples.

During the day it is allowed to drink herbal decoctions, freshly squeezed fruit and berry juices, diluted in half with water.

Stop eating

Before returning to your usual diet, it is necessary to record the result of weight loss during the diet. This requires compliance with the following rules:

  • It takes a long time to keep eating diet products.
  • In the first moment after the end of the diet with 6 petals, it is recommended to gradually mix protein and carbohydrate meals daily. And after a while, supplement it with other ingredients.
  • It is necessary to continue to adhere to the principle of separate feeding.
  • Daily calorie intake should be gradually increased. First up to 1600 kcal and then up to 1800 kcal.
  • Don't forget about physical activity. It will help you maintain weight loss results.

In order to preserve your own health, it is allowed to switch to a diet with 6 petals no more than once in 1 month. This refers to one cycle. If the option with a double course (12 days) is chosen, then it can be practiced a maximum of 4 times a year.


To diversify your weight loss menu, you can use the following diet recipes.

Roast seafood

nutritional rules on a 6-petalled diet

You will need:

  • mirok - 1 pc. ;
  • salt and herbs to taste.


  1. Clean and rinse the carcass of the fish.
  2. Put some greens inside and season with salt.
  3. Bake in the oven until it becomes a crust.

Peppers stuffed with vegetables

You will need:

  • paprika - 4 pcs. ;
  • zucchini - half a vegetable;
  • onion - 1 pc;
  • tomato - 1 pc;
  • carrots - 1 pc. ;
  • garlic - 2 cloves.


  1. Grind the carrots, chop the tomatoes, onions and crush the garlic.
  2. Stir everything and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Finely chop the zucchini and add to the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Continue to simmer until half cooked. A little salt is allowed.
  5. Cut a box of seeds from the peppers and put the vegetable mass inside.
  6. Turn off for 20 minutes.

Chicken in its own juice

You will need:

  • chicken breast - 2 pcs. ;
  • salt and herbs to taste.


  1. Rinse the meat and season with salt and herbs.
  2. Put in a pot and simmer on low heat for 3 hours. Do not add water or oil. The lid of the container must be closed.

Buckwheat chops

You will need:

  • buckwheat - 100 g;
  • salt and herbs to taste.


  1. Pour salted boiling water over the cereals and wait an hour.
  2. Cool down.
  3. Grind in a blender and add herbs. You should get a homogeneous mass.
  4. Shape the cutlets out of it and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

Fresh cheese pancakes

You will need:

  • semolina - 15 g;
  • cottage cheese - 300 g;
  • egg - 1 pc.


  1. Grind the cottage cheese and mix with the egg.
  2. Shape into balls and roll them in semolina.
  3. Bake in the oven until the dish is done.

Green smoothie

You will need:

  • kiwi - 2 pcs. ;
  • banana - 1 pc;
  • freshly squeezed apple juice - 50 ml.


  1. Grind the banana and kiwi in a blender.
  2. Mix with apple juice.

Any fruit is allowed instead of kiwi and banana.

Vegetable eggplant soup

You will need:

vegetable soup for diet with 6 petals
  • carrots - 1 piece;
  • eggplant - 1 pc;
  • tomato - 2 pcs. ;
  • onion - 2 pcs. ;
  • garlic - 1 clove;
  • basil, dill - to taste;
  • pepper, salt - to taste;
  • water - 750 ml.


  1. Chopped vegetables.
  2. When the water boils, put it there in the following order: eggplant, carrot, onion, tomato, herbs.
  3. Cook for 20 minutes.
  4. Add spices.


You will need:

  • porridge "Hercules" - 1 tbsp;
  • cinnamon - to taste;
  • vanillin - to taste;
  • water - 1 tbsp.

Cooking requires:

  1. Pour liquid over Herculean flakes (1 cup). Wait until they become soft.
  2. Grind them in a blender until smooth.
  3. Add vanilla and cinnamon, mix everything.
  4. Arrange everything in small portions on baking paper.
  5. Keep in the oven until the rods are dry.

Cottage cheese mousse

You will need:

  • cottage cheese - 0, 5 kg;
  • milk - 200 ml;
  • cinnamon - to taste;
  • sugar substitute - to taste.


  1. Grind the cheese in a blender and add the milk.
  2. Drizzle with sugar substitute and cinnamon to taste.
  3. Mix and beat until smooth.